Archive for January, 2015

Reynolds Rocket Ball Point Pen

Added on January 28, 2015

Reynolds Rocket Ball Point Pen U.S.A.  1946 As I have mentioned in other posts, I have several different things I have collected over the years, besides books. I have collected vintage toasters, Dinky Toys, Jazz records, among other things. But the collection I am having the most fun with right now is ball point pens [...]

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Parker Jotter Premier 50th Anniversary Edition

Added on January 19, 2015

Parker Jotter Premier 50th Anniversary Edition Ballpoint Pens 2004 marked the 50th anniversary of the Parker Jotter pen. The first Jotter pens had either all nylon barrels or were all stainless steel. And, rather than the now ubiquitous arrow clip which came out slightly later, they had what they called the trough clip. The Jotter [...]

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True History of the Kelly Gang

Added on January 15, 2015

True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey University of Queensland Press, Australia, 2000 True History of the Kelly Gang, despite its title, is a fictionalized account of the life of infamous Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly. It won the Booker Prize, making Carey one of only two writers to win the prize twice. It also [...]

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